Continuing the Riga Jurmala Academy’s series of online masterclasses, virtuoso classical guitar player Miloš Karadaglić (MILOŠ) will lead a masterclass at 15:00 on August 20th with students of the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. The masterclass will be enhanced with a special question and answer session moderated by local classical guitarist and musician Kaspars Zemītis. The masterclass will be broadcast to the public via the festival’s Facebook page.
Miloš Karadaglić was born in Montenegro in 1983 and began learning the guitar at the age of eight. At the age of seventeen, he entered London’s Royal Academy of Music, and he has been living in London since 2000. After releasing his debut album in 2011, Miloš became a classical guitar music sensation, and in 2016, Britain’s BBC Music Magazine ranked Miloš among the top 6 best classical guitarists of the last century.
Miloš has performed as a solo artist, as well as performing with the world’s best orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and others. Miloš plays a 2007 instrument by Australian master Greg Smallman. The artist also performed at the Riga Jurmala Music Festival in summer 2019.
As part of the online masterclass, the young musicians will learn the nuances of pieces by J.S. Bach, Roland Dyens, John Dowland and Nikita Koshkin.
The 27 online masterclasses that have taken part until now have been led by a range of leading Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra musicians—Natalie Schwaabe (piccolo), Lionel Cottet (cello), Julita Smoleń (violin), Tobias Steymans (violin) and Jehye Lee—as well as cellist Mischa Maisky and famous Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes.
All masterclasses which have already taken place can be viewed on the Riga Jurmala Academy Facebook page.